Lime & Chocolate Cheesecake


Lime & Chocolate Cheese Cake
Lime & Chocolate Cheese Cake

Very much based on a recipe from my childhood, this is similar to an old Blue Peter No-bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe.  Really simple to make, and great to get the kids involved in the kitchen (especially when it comes to smashing up the biscuits!).  This recipe is easy to tailor to any fruit

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 225g Digestive Biscuits
  • 110g Butter
  • 80g Demerara Sugar
  • 200g Full Fat soft cheese (e.g., Philadelphia)
  • 250ml Double Cream
  • 3 tbsp Lime Juice
  • zest of 1/2 Lime
  • 15g Dark Chocolate, finely grated

Method

  • Put the biscuits into a strong plastic bag and smash up with a rolling pin.  Crush well to get a consistent fine grain
  • Melt the butter in apan and remove from the heat. Stir in the biscuit crumbs and the sugar until well mixed
  • Tip the biscuit mixture into a 20 cm/8 in loose bottomed flan tin and spread out.  Use mug or glass to compress the base well and transfer to the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes
  • In a clean bowl, mix the cream cheese with lime juice using a fork, then add the cream.
  • Beat up with a balloon whisk until thick, smooth and well mixed.  Fold in most of the lime zest and grated chocolate
  • Spread the topping evenly over the chilled biscuit base and sprinkle the remaining zest and chocolate flakes to decorate
  • Return to the fridge and chill for another hour

Note for the future:

Try using Ginger Biscuits as a base with the lime and chocolate combination as an interesting alternative

Lime & Chocolate Cheese Cake
Lime & Chocolate Cheese Cake
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